I live in Washington DC but am in Bonn for an extended period helping my daughter with 2 toddlers and a 2 month old infant. I am a retired teacher. I rarely use recipes. Occasionally I look up recipes on line but almost always make changes. I do own some cook books and keep recipes from magazines but hardly ever refer to them any more. I am an old fashioned cook...some of this, a little of that, not too much of the other..etc. I grew up in Barbados and tend to revise the old unwritten recipes from there by trying to make them less fattening aand healthier. I love Vapianos in Bonn but do not eat out a lot anywhere.